Below the breadcrumbs, you can see the number of your open tasks. If you have tasks that are overdue or upcoming, you will also see the count of those tasks to the right of the count of the open tasks. However, when the user has no overdue or upcoming tasks the user will not see those counts. How far in the future a task can be due in order to be considered an upcoming task is defined by a setting in your Preferences. The upcoming task and overdue task counts are links that when selected will take you a list of those tasks on the Upcoming Tasks Screen.
You can take action on the Tasks or Notes by selecting the Icons or links available for each item.